We’re proud to support Black History Month alongside our colleagues in the Trust BAME network. We’ve put together some fantastic rich resources to help inform our understanding of Black History Month, all year round.
The Library is celebrating Black History Month throughout October by highlighting books available to borrow from the library or read online. We will be displaying books about diversity, racism and black culture on our lovely Library tree but we also have access to a collection of eBooks which all colleagues working in the NHS in England can access for free.
Download our BHM Booklet 2021 to find out more about titles that we have in stock in the library for you to borrow.
Diversity and Equality ebooks
23 titles have been made available by Health Education England. All you need to do to read the books online is:
- Visit https://read.kortext.com/library/books
- Select NHS in England from the Institution list
- Sign in with your OpenAthens account
- Browse the collection or search by author, title or subject.
- Click on the book image to start reading
Here’s a list of titles (with links) you might be interested to read during Black History Month:
You can browse the entire Kortext collection which in addition to the Diversity and Equality Collection includes clinical, management, leadership and personal development books or search by title, author or subject.
If you haven’t yet set up your free NHS OpenAthens account don’t worry. It’s free and easy to register using the online form at: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
Including footage of Malcolm X’s Oxford University Union debate from 1964, a conversation with Lenny Henry from Birmingham City University, and a number of videos on the Windrush Generation. Look out for the Lost Legends video explaining why Black History Month is important.
A set of videos across a myriad of topics, celebrating, questioning, challenging, and explaining. Dealing with history, art, language, people, injustice, bias, politics, hair, dance and more. Check out the stellar Jamila Lyiscott’s 3 ways to speak English, and the interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter.
Why BHM matters in the UK, from MPs and political figures such as Dawn Butler, David Lammy and Baron Ouseley.
If you’re looking for resources for your children, these are a great place to start. With videos on why BHM is important, and black Britons who paved the way.
Black Ballad – UK based platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.
Colonial Countryside – This project assembles authors, writers, historians and primary pupils to explore country houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections. There are opportunities for children, schools, parents, and volunteers to get involved.
Gal-Dem – Award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour
Melanin Medics – This non-profit is focused on supporting African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK. It aims to implement positive solutions to help overcome under-representation and economic barriers in medicine.
Mind the Gap– A clinical handbook of signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin.
The Runnymede Trust – The UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank.
We know there are more resources out there so please let us know your recommendations on books for our collection. Contact the Library on ext. 5464 or email at email@example.com if you need any help.